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jjconstant 06-28-2012 06:46 PM

Is "hole in the ground" a meteor impact crater? Where on your route is it?

Lars 06-28-2012 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by jjconstant (Post 674285)
Is "hole in the ground" a meteor impact crater? Where on your route is it?

Right here, Jeremy. Itching to be able to fly that direction myself, sooner rather than later!

JonJay 06-29-2012 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by jjconstant (Post 674285)
Is "hole in the ground" a meteor impact crater? Where on your route is it?

My understanding is that it is a crater from an explosion of steam when this area was a lake some 18K years ago, or something like that. It is not an impact crater. Other interesting sites in this area;
Fort Rock - An outcropping of rock that looks like the walls of a large fort.
Crack in the Ground - Not to be outdone by Hole in the Ground. Crack in the ground is a length of open fisure a couple miles in length and up to 80' or so deep. Very narrow but you can walk and climb around the bottom.
Newberry Crater - The remnants of a very large volcano now standing with two lakes in it.
Ice Caves and Lava Tubes - They are all over this area.

There is much more to be seen in this area of Central Oregon if you get that chance to get to the Bend/Sunriver area.


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